One-Pot Greek Chicken and Orzo

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One-Pot Greek Chicken and Orzo

The Healthy Maven
Looking for a simple and delicious weeknight dish that the whole family will love? This one-pot greek chicken and orzo is a full meal-in-one with minimal prep, cook time and dishes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 preserved lemon chopped
  • 1 dry pint cherry tomatoes 10 oz
  • 2 cups dry orzo pasta
  • 1 cup pitted olives halved
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • handful flat leaf parsley chopped


  • To a large pot over medium-high heat add your olive olive, chicken, paprika, oregano and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Brown chicken on all sides until almost cooked through (roughly 5 minutes).
  • Remove chicken from pot and set aside.
  • Add garlic, bell pepper, preserved lemon and cherry tomatoes to your pot and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in orzo and cook for 1-2 minutes to lightly browned.
  • Stir in olives, salt and pepper and chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in chicken and any leftover juices.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, uncovered or until all liquid has been absorbed and chicken is cooked through. Be sure to stir occasionally to ensure orzo does not stick to bottom of pan.
  • Sprinkle with feta and parsley and serve warm.
  • Will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.